In this novel, James Prosek tells Jeremy's story without blame, without self-pity, and without excuses. The Day My Mother Left should be read by anyone who has gone through the pain of losing a parent, and by anyone who wants to meet Jeremy, a boy who can see inside himself the person he wants to become.
"One of America's more gifted young writers - and this deeply felt story reaffirms his great promise." (Tom Brokaw)
"The Day My Mother Left is a deeply moving and lucidly expressed short novel by one of our country's most gifted writers. James Prosek teaches me that what does not destroy us strengthens us." (Harold Bloom)